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Business Research Methods School of Journalism, UBC. Jan Wallace David Lam Library February 2006. What we’ll cover. What’s in the David Lam Library Categories of business research Sources for company and industry research. David Lam Library. Reference Questions. Undergraduates

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Business Research MethodsSchool of Journalism, UBC

Jan Wallace

David Lam Library

February 2006


What we’ll cover

  • What’s in the David Lam Library

  • Categories of business research

  • Sources for company and industry research

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David Lam Library

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Reference Questions

  • Undergraduates

    • business plans, marketing plans

    • debates

    • course assignments: collective bargaining, logistics, IT, transportation, trade, etc.

  • MBA requests

    • business plans, international trade

    • corporate failure analysis

    • other critical issue assignments

    • internships and job searches

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Categories of business information resources

  • Books and journals

  • Corporate filings

  • Third party research organizations

  • Governments and statistical agencies

  • NGO’s

  • Associations

  • Financial data vendors

  • Internet sources

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Sample Question: Sources

  • ABI/Inform/Canadian NewsStand

  • Business Source Premier

  • Statistics Canada

  • Sedar.com, sec.edgar.gov

  • Mergent

  • Marketresearch.com

  • Euromonitor’s GMID

  • Government statistical agencies

  • World Development Indicators

  • Google

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Sample Question

  • “Toyota to build new auto plant in Woodstock, Ont.,”August 2005

  • “Toyota to expand auto plant under construction in southwestern Ontario,” February 2006

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Business Source Premier

  • Good first stop

  • Aggregation of business journals, magazines, trade journals

  • Company and industry analyses

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Business Source Premier

Business Source Premier includes company and industry profiles by Datamonitor

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Datamonitor profile, cntd.

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Datamonitor profile, cntd.

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TableBase

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Global Market Information Database (GMID)

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Statistics Canada

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Statistics Canada, cntd.

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Statistics Canada

  • Other publications:

  • New Motor Vehicle Sales

  • Canadian Vehicle Survey

  • Spending Patterns in Canada

  • Canadian Vehicle Survey Annual

  • Road motor vehicles, registrations

  • Monthly Survey of Manufacturing

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ABI/Inform

  • Similar to BSP

  • 20% overlap

  • Most popular business database

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ABI/Inform/Cdn NewsStand

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ABI/Inform/Cdn NewsStand

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Google

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Google, cntd.

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Google, cntd.

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Sample Question #2

  • “What are some major trends affecting Voice-over-Internet-Protocol in Canada’s telecom sector?”

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A few resources

  • General business article sources

    • ABI/Inform

    • Business Source Premier

    • Lexis Nexis

  • Specialised business databases

    • Gartner

    • Forrester

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A few resources

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Another resource

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Company Research

  • Investigating

  • a Company

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Company information: Securities Filings

  • SEC EDGAR and EdgarScan

  • - corporate filings with the US Securities & Exchange Commission, required of companies whose shares are listed on US exchanges. 10K reports give detailed information about a company's business, markets, competitive environment

  • SEDAR

  • - Canadian equivalent of EDGAR

  • - aggregates filings with provincial securities commissions

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Sedar.com

  • Website for regulatory filings by companies that sell shares on Canadian stock exchanges is www.sedar.com

  • US equivalent is www.sec.gov

  • Most informative documents are Annual Information Forms, Proxy Statements, Prospectuses, Early Warning Notices

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Company information: News

  • News (UBC databases)

    • ABI/Canadian NewsStand/CBCA

    • Business Source Elite

    • LexisNexis Academic

    • FP Advisor (Financial Post)

    • Investext

  • News (many free sources)

    • biz.yahoo.com/I

    • google.com

    • businesswire.com

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Investext

teekay

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Investext, cntd.

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Company information: Financial

  • Financial (UBC sources)

    • Hoovers (very basic)

    • FP Advisor (powerful)

    • Mergent (powerful)

  • Financial (free sources)

    • Biz.yahoo.com/i, etc.

    • Company Annual reports

    • Securities filings (SEC 10K, SEDAR AIF)

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Private Companies

  • There are far more private companies than public companies: about 98% of all companies are private.

  • Private companies are more challenging to investigate because they often do not often issue public financial statements or annual reports.

Private versus Public

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Private Companies

  • Best sources:

  • - Journals and newspapers

  • - Directories (BIV, etc.)

  • - FP Advisor

  • - LexisNexis

  • - Rankings lists, eg, BC Business “Top 100 Private, Public and Crown Corporations”

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Industry Associations

  • Google

  • Scott's directory of Canadian associationsKOERNER LIBRARY reference (non-circulating) (Floor 2) HS63 .S368

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Industry Associations

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Business Research

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